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THE NEW YORK TIMES Trump vs. Congress: Now What?

In Need of Win, Trump and the G.O.P. Pivot to Tax Reform

  • The failure to pass the health bill wasn’t an isolated political loss; it also will significantly hamper President Trump’s ability to make a sweeping overhaul of the tax code.
  • Plans of lower rates, fewer loopholes and a tax on imports may have to be scaled back to just a big corporate tax cut and possibly an individual tax cut.

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Trump vs. Congress:
Now What?

After the president suffered his first defeat on Capitol Hill, can the White House still make good on its legislative promises?

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  • The body-rumbling sound design for “The Terrifying,” a new play, features samples of vampire films, loops of screaming and a demonic-sounding President Trump.
  • tense exchange between two Democrats in the New York State Senate turned personal and was tinged with allusions to race and class.
  • America Chavez, a gay, Latina superhero, stars in a new Marvel comic book series by a gay, Latina writer. The character joins a growing list of diverse comic book heroes.
  • Prosecutors opted not to charge Mayor Bill de Blasio after investigating his campaign financing, but their statements about the decision fueled debate.
  • Ai Weiwei will build more than 100 installations around New York City for “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” one of his most ambitious large-scale public art projects.
  • The decision by a United Airlines gate agent to block two women from boarding a flight because they were wearing leggings set off an uproar on social media.
  • For Curtis Granderson, the Mets player facing the wear and tear of returning to center field at age 36, drinking water — lots of it — is a major part of how he stays healthy.
  • Contestants on a reality television series emerged after 12 months in the Scottish wilderness only to learn that the show stopped broadcasting after four episodes.
  • Each March, nearly 80 percent of the world’ssandhill crane population arrives at a small river in Nebraska. But over the years, dams have reduced their prime habitat significantly.
  • In previous N.C.A.A. tournaments, Saniya Chong of UConn was often only a passenger along for the ride. Now, as her team’s only senior starter, she is a trail blazer.
  • For animals that hibernate, spring means preparing for summer, which isn’t always easy after a season in slow motion. Here’s what some animals do after winter’s slumber.
  • Uber suspended the testing of its self-driving vehicles a day after one was involved in a collision in Tempe, Ariz. The police said the Uber vehicle was not at fault.
  • Of all major currencies, the Mexican peso has strengthened the most since Jan. 20, the day Donald J. Trump was inaugurated.
  • Alex Jones, a prominent conspiracy theorist,apologized for promoting the hoax known as Pizzagate, which claimed that a pizzeria was the center of a child pornography ring.
  • Greg Bird, the Yankees first baseman, owns ahairless cat directly related to Mr. Bigglesworth, the feline friend of Dr. Evil in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.”
  • Rising income has led to reduced dog consumption in some countries, but in Indonesia,it has made dog meat newly affordable — and popular.
  • Miners in Sierra Leone found a diamond worth as much as $50 million. The government will sell it, but many are skeptical that all involved will get their fair share.
  • Sarah Lewis, an assistant professor at Harvard, is teaching a three-part course at the Brooklyn Public Library that explores race and photography in American history.
  • John Mayer had more to say than would fit hisnew profile in The Times. Here are the outtakes, including his thoughts on online shopping, settling down and his dance moves.
  • Andre Wagner, a Brooklyn photographer,explains the photos he took of New York City style, which include fashion mavericks, a stylish couple and the writer Fran Lebowitz.
  • A group of people at the Auschwitz memorial in Oswiecim, Poland, stripped naked, killed a sheep and chained themselves together. The police don’t know why.
  • The United States men’s national soccer teamrouted Honduras in a 6-0 victory at Avaya Stadium, bringing it one step closer to qualifying for the World Cup.
  • Chinese officials want to tackle pollution by planting what they call a “green necklace” of trees in Hebei Province, around Beijing, to clear the air in a region filled with factories.
  • A Hindu-right government in Uttar Pradesh is closing Muslim-run buffalo meat factories in India, calling them a cover for illegal cow slaughter. The economy is feeling the effects.
  • Arkansas, which is set to put eight convicted murderers to death soon, is struggling to find enough witnesses for the executions. It even asked a Rotary Club to help.
  • The Encores! production of “The New Yorkers,”Cole Porter’s lost musical from 1930, raises a glass to the heyday of Prohibition and high (really high) society, Ben Brantley writes.
  • The owner of a condominium at Trump Towerthat was advertised on Airbnb has been fined $1,000 after New York City officials determined that the listing was illegal.
  • Don Hunstein, a Columbia Records photographer whose work with artists like Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday and others was better known than he was, has died. He was 88.
  • SeaWorld’s longtime owner, the Blackstone Group, has sold its remaining stake in the embattled theme park company to a Chinese investment firm for about $449 million.
  • After major brands pulled their ads from YouTube over concerns about appearing next to offensive material, Google promised changes. Advertisers are not yet convinced.
  • Astronomers published an interactive animation that shows stargazers what goes on behind the scenes when their favorite meteor showers light up the skies.
  • The body of James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States, has been buried in three places since his death in 1849. Lawmakers are considering moving it again.
  • Marine Le Pen, the French far right’s presidential candidate, has never hidden her admiration for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. On Friday, she met with him.
  • Jay Z and the Weinstein Company will produce a series ofprojects about the life of Trayvon Martin. The killing of the unarmed black teenager in 2012 helped fuel a national debate about racial profiling.
  • Most Americans agree that workers should get paid leave in some scenarios, according to surveys, yet the United States has never mandated it. Here’s why.
  • Cabinet secretaries do not customarily weigh in on student government elections, as Rick Perry did with Texas A&M. But Mr. Perry is no ordinary cabinet secretary: he’s an Aggie.
  • “Saban’s Power Rangers” reboots the popular ’90s series with five new color-coded teenage superheroes. It may surpass the original, but for what lesson, our critic asks.
  • A North Carolina school system has dropped plans to use “Jacob’s New Dress” in a first-grade lesson about bullying after a conservative group complained.
  • In her Philippine jail cell, Senator Leila de Lima refuses to stay silent. A critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, she is accused of taking payoffs but says she is innocent.
  • A Cambodian man was sentenced to life after he admitted to shooting a government critic,but doubts remain, and a host of troubling questions.
  • Ukraine has barred Russia’s Eurovision singerfrom entering the country for the competition, adding another note of drama to this year’s already tumultuous contest.
  • College hockey has a talent glut. But it has also become a game of musical chairs in which the number of players has increased but the number of chairs has not.

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